Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ackte, Aino

(1876-1944), Finnish soprano, studied with her mother first and then with Duvernoy in Paris, debut as Marguerite(Faust) at Paris Opera in 1897, then sang in London Covent Garden, and NY Met. She had a voice of purity and power, an excellent dramatic instinct and stage appearence, served as director of the Finnish National Opera, 1938.

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